Lord Mayor and City Treasurer Adrian Schrinner

Lord Mayor Adrian Shrinner

Adrian Schrinner became the 17th Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 2019, following many years of experience as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Australia’s largest local government.

Adrian was born in Brisbane and grew up on the south side. He learnt the foundations of hard work from his parents who ran a small suburban cleaning business. His first job was working in the family business and he spent his school holidays earning money for flying lessons.

After serving for a short period in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Adrian wanted to give back to the community he grew up in. He completed his university studies while working as a cleaner and delivery driver. Following university, he worked in a range of roles in both Federal and Local Government. He was particularly drawn to the unique community building and city-shaping role that Brisbane City Council played and jumped at the opportunity to serve residents as a local Councillor.

He was first elected as the Councillor for Chandler Ward in 2005 and within three years was asked by the Lord Mayor to join Civic Cabinet. Chairing several different committees - Finance, Transport and Infrastructure - provided Adrian with extensive experience across key areas of Council responsibility. In 2011, he was elected by his colleagues as Deputy Mayor and served in this role for eight years.

Adrian has a clear vision for the future and his goal is simple: to ensure the Brisbane of tomorrow is better than the Brisbane of today.

By delivering new infrastructure for a growing city and investing in Brisbane’s lifestyle, Adrian is leading his team to transform Brisbane for the better.

City-shaping projects are underway and include: building better roads like the Moggill Road Corridor and Beams Road upgrades; supporting better and more frequent public transport, day and night, like the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro; keeping the budget balanced to keep pressure off household rates and rents; and making Brisbane’s lifestyle even better by investing in destinations like Howard Smith Wharves, Victoria Park, Hanlon Park and Bradbury Park.

Adrian is firmly focused on improving the areas where most residents live and his “suburbs first” guarantee is ensuring that at least 80 percent of all Council expenditure is invested in the suburbs.

Adrian and his wife Nina’s proudest achievements are their four young children who they are raising together in Carindale. As a father and Lord Mayor, he is determined to ensure Brisbane keeps getting better

Official title

The formal title for the Lord Mayor is:

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner

His preferred title is:

Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor

If you are writing to the Lord Mayor, the correct salutation is:

My dear Lord Mayor

Contact the Lord Mayor

Contact details of the Lord Mayor's Office
Office of the Lord Mayor
GPO Box 2287
Brisbane Qld 4001
Phone: 07 3403 4400
Fax:     07 3403 9930
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